Thursday, October 18, 2012

Trick - or - Drink


The other day at our local coffee shop I overheard a woman ask her friend if she was going to come to her "Trick-or-Drink" party.  My ears perked right up! Even if you're not planning a big costume party for your friends, you can still host a mix-n-mingle gathering of some sort and serve one or a few fun Halloween drinks.

Here are my top pics - the first three are ones I have tried and enjoyed sharing with friends in the past.  The last two are a couple of new ones that I found on Pinterest, and can't wait to try!  Cheers!

Dark Forest Shooters
In a shot glass layer equal parts of:
Kahlua
Stoli Vanilla Vodka
Chocolate Liquer
Add a splash of 1/2 n 1/2 just before serving.

Poison Apple Punch
1 gallon apple cider
1/2 750ml bottle dark rum
1/2 750ml bottle American Honey Wiskey
4 cinnamon sticks
6 whole allspice
10 whole cloves
1 orange, sliced
Cinnamon Red Hot Candies

Combine ingredients in a large saucepan, stir and cover. Heat slowly to a boil, stirring occasionally. Lower heat and allow to simmer for 1-2 hours, stirring occasionally. Transfer to insulated punch bowl and serve in mugs with a couple of cinnamon candies at the bottom. Simple Version:  Fix in a crockpot!
Harvest Moon Martini
1/2 c. sweet and sour mix
1/2 c. carbonated water
1/4 c. apricot brandy
4 tsp. pomegranate juice

Put 1st 3 ingredients in a shaker with ice.  Shake well and strain into 2 martini glasses.  Gently pour 2 tsp. pomegranate juice into each glass.  Do not stir.  Also good served over ice. (Taken from Susan Branch's Autumn cookbook.) Note: in a pinch, I have also made it with orange juice instead of sour mix and it is very good as well.

Black Widow Martini 
Hostess with the Mostess



8 comments:

  1. These all look so delicious, even though it's not even 10 AM in my corner of the world, I want one!
    I love the idea of the trick or drink party!!

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  2. OOOOOHHHHHH, you just gave me some ideas!!!!

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  3. A trick or drink party sounds awesome I've never heard of that before! Black widow martini, yes please!

    Found you threw the That Friday Hop

    Ashley
    Beauty Flawed

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  4. Um.. kind of wish I wasn't nursing a newborn right now. These all look so ymuumy!!

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  5. Awesomeness! Visiting from Friday chaos. Wish I had one right now...

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  6. those are AMAZING drinks! would be so perfect for a halloween party.... or just to have fun at home! love it! And I'm so glad you liked the video in my post - feel free to share away! http://ablessedandblissfullife.blogspot.com/2012/10/why-oprah-and-brad-pitt-deserted-god.html

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  7. Newest follower here! I found you through the Friday blog hop! Cute blog, I can’t wait to read more!
    -meandmr.com

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